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Publication of sunflower genome in Nature will accelerate global research and breeding programs

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cultivated sunflowers are one of the five largest oilseed crops in the world and until now sunflower is the last of these crops to have its genome fully sequenced. This genome represents a cornerstone of future work to improve genetic diversity and utilize the sunflower’s stress resistance and ability to grow across different climates.

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